Twitter announces the launch of a new commerce product, Twitter Offers, which will enable companies to offer card-linked promotions in tweets that link directly to consumers' credit and debit.
Once the Black Friday weekend — all five days of it — is the run up to Cyber Monday and its accompanying Web traffic, inventory and fulfillment issues. FierceRetailIT has identified five trends to watch ahead of the busiest online shopping day and the fulfillment it requires.
A shopping search engine known as Styloko in the U.K. recently launched a new site specifically for U.S. shoppers. The site provides personalized feeds based on past shopping behavior to offer fashion recommendations from brands such as Asos, Net-a-Porter and Topshop.
Are retailers staring down a future with a blackout of Black Friday? Some analysts and retailers are starting to seriously ponder this question. While the historically huge shopping day isn't what it used to be, it isn't obsolete either. Quite the opposite: Black Friday will soon be known as an entire week of retailers putting forth their best promotions as online and mobile shopping gain in popularity.
Shoppost, a platform for social commerce, is now available for retailers selling on the Amazon Webstore. Created by Zantler, Shoppost allows retailers to sell their products in-stream on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and blogs in a post that looks like an e-commerce storefront and will connect customers directly to the checkout process.
ComScore's 2014 holiday season forecast is predicting that online retail spending will reach $62 billion in the months of November through December, up 16 percent from last year.
Logistics and transportation company DHL Global is changing its name to DHL eCommerce to show its renewed commitment to e-commerce solutions.
Logistics and transportation company DHL Global is changing its name to DHL eCommerce to show its renewed commitment to e-commerce solutions. The rebranding will accompany an enhancement across the entire logistics chain to meet the rising demand for automated e-commerce solutions in several industry sectors including fashion, consumer electronics, media products and pharmaceuticals.
Pricing is under a microscope as we head into the holiday season. Price monitoring and price matching are being keenly watched. Will retailers better navigate these waters?
Alibaba's network of online retailers is expected to make about $8.17 billion in sales on China's national holiday, Singles' Day. The now giant shopping day—similar to Cyber Monday—got its name in China because the date Nov. 11 has four singles (11/11) resembling the "bare branches," which is what the country calls unattached people.